The Norman Transcript

December 8, 2012

OU news in brief

The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Earlier this month, OU issued new fourth-generation iPads with Retina display to 575 students enrolled in the college’s undergraduate teacher education program in spring 2013. Students will use the devices to enhance productivity, create lesson plans, demonstrate work and more as faculty integrate the devices into their classes.

 The pilot project is part of OU’s One University digital initiative, which integrates technology and creates digital content to enhance the learning experience.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to create greater access to learning for our students,” said OU President David L. Boren.  “By providing iPads as supplemental education resources, our students will learn how to develop more powerful learning models, which they can then utilize in their own classrooms after graduating.”  

OU undergraduate teaching education faculty received iPads earlier this fall and are incorporating them into their spring teaching and lesson plans, focusing on how the devices are being used in K-12 education. 

Through the One University digital initiative, OU is broadly implementing technology through videos and dynamic online course materials formatted specifically for the iPad that are continuously being made available on iTunes U. The university also is developing a new iPad app to offer additional services to students.

For more information about One University, visit


· HSC Professor Honored:The American Society of Hematology has selected James N. George, M.D., of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center as recipient of its highest honor, the Wallace H. Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hematology.

George was selected for this year’s award, in honor of his distinguished, 50-year career combining outstanding basic and clinical research investigation, extraordinary teaching and mentorship, and exceptional patient care, society officials said.

“His remarkable career has combined hallmark research investigation, the delivery of personalized patient care, and service to current and future generations of hematologists,” said American Society of Hematology President Armand Keating, M.D.

“The Coulter Award recognizes the important leadership provided by Dr. George in the field of hematology nationally and internationally,” said OU President David L. Boren. “We are fortunate to have Dr. George as a member of our faculty.”

The prestigious award recognizes those who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment and made outstanding contributions to hematology, while making a significant impact on education, research and practice.


· Buggin’ Out at Sam Noble Museum

Kids in first through fifth grade who are interested in creepy crawlers will want to sign up now for Spike's Club, an after-school program offered by the Sam Noble Museum in Norman.

Spike’s Club is held one day a week from 4 to 6 p.m. Registration for the six-week spring session is underway now. Session I, for children in first and second grade, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, and 26 and March 5. Session II, for children in third through fifth grade, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, and 28, and March 7.

Club participants explore museum galleries, study objects from the museum collections, play games and get creative with craft projects. Spike’s Club is sponsored by Republic Bank & Trust.

Cost is $35 per session for museum members or $45 per session for non-members. Each participant will receive a Spike’s Club T-shirt with registration. Limited financial assistance is available for families who qualify on a first come basis. To apply, please submit a copy of your free or reduced lunch award letter. Letters may be faxed to (405) 325-4436. To register, or for more information, call the museum education department at (405) 325-1008. Registration deadline is Jan. 29.

— Transcript Staff


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